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Published On: July 10th, 2020

The day after a rain-shortened loss, the Rafters look to bounce back.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters fell to 7-2 last night against the Rockford Rivets in the series opener. They look to recover tonight in game two versus the Rivets at 6:05pm.

Last night, the Rafters were unable to withstand a three-run Rivet first inning, despite outhitting Rockford six to three in a shortened six-inning game. Christian Sepulveda’s fourth inning solo home run was the only run for the Rafters as they fell 3-1.

Tonight’s game matches up the No. 1 and No. 2 pitching staffs in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod. The Rafters have allowed just 29 runs all season long, but the Rivets are not far behind at 36. Rockford is also very close to the league-leading Rafters in ERA, as Rapids leads 2.95 to 3.45. The Rafters have struck out 107 batters in 79.1 innings, good for an average of 12 strikeouts per game.

Coverage of tonight’s game from Rivets Stadium begins at 5:50pm on AM 1320 WFHR.



The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.